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The Journals of Knud Rasmussen (2006)

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An epic tragedy set in and around Igloolik in the 1920s, as the last great Inuit shaman and his beautiful and headstrong daughter struggle to survive the sweep of civilization that brought Christianity and commerce to the arctic and irrevocably changed Inuit life. Witnesses to their story are Danish ethnographer and explorer Knud Rasmussen and his traveling companions Therkel Mathiassen and Peter Freuchen.

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Critic Reviews for The Journals of Knud Rasmussen

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (4)

While the Europeans are compelled to share some of their own songs, beliefs and personal history, it's the telling of the Inuit stories that compels much of the movie.

Full Review… | September 29, 2006
Toronto Star
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Watch as an entire social order collapses without a sound -- witness the seismic shift, hear the oblivious silence, and be moved.

Full Review… | September 23, 2006
Globe and Mail
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Not every admirer of the first film will enjoy it, but it values its subjects too much to mold their rhythms to an outsider's attention span.

September 13, 2006
Hollywood Reporter
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Glacially paced and structurally lumpy.

Full Review… | September 12, 2006
Variety
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A fascinating, multifaceted historiography and autoethnography, even if its story of cultural imperialism offers few new insights

Full Review… | October 24, 2006
Not Coming to a Theater Near You

The sad story of how shamanism and the ancient ways of the Inuit was replaced by Christianity and a hatred of the world in one community in 1922.

Full Review… | October 8, 2006
Spirituality and Practice

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